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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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Enabling Mobility without Compromising Security
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the top 5 mobile security challenges and introduces a model that charts the benefits and risks of various mobile access approaches.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 20 May 2015

Dell Software

The 2015 Cyber Risk Report
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The HP Cyber Risk Report 2015 provides a broad view of the 2014 threat landscape and gives you the insight you need to protect your business from both known vulnerabilities and unknown exploits.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Today's Top 8 Cybersecurity Threats
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper presents and details the top cybersecurity threats and attacks to help your organization re-evaluate your security strategy.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

Dell Software

Countdown to Compromise: The Timeline of a Spear-Phishing Attack on Your Organization
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the timeline of a spear-phishing attack and the common security strategies used that ultimately fail to protect the organization.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

Mimecast

Detect and Protect against Advanced Threats
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the architecture of a strong, layered security system and suggests ways to partner with security services in order to achieve it.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Keep Yourself Secure from Growing Cyber-Threats
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, discover what you can do to stay safe in an increasingly dangerous cyber landscape, including increasing proactivity in your security strategy and partnering with security services.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 21 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Advance the Fight against Cyber Threats
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the benefits of security services and gives you advice on how to best take advantage of them.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

IBM Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines why and how cybercrime is increasing and suggests practices for maintaining security.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Security Strong Enough for Today's Threats
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: In this brief video, discover the essential components of a security system strong enough for today's threat landscape.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Premiered: 09 Sep 2014

IBM

Fighting Crimeware
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Examine crimeware, RAM scraping and advanced evasion techniques to learn how to defend systems, and investigate when defenses fail.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 20 May 2015

SearchSecurity.com

As Enterprise Mobility Usage Escalates, So Does Security Risk
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: In this expert white paper, examine how to tame the mobile security beast through two-factor authentication and single-sign-on approaches. Continue reading to learn how other organizations are bringing harmony to the UX vs. IT security debate and other steps you can take to protect data and apps.
Posted: 18 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015

HID

Targeted Attacks: 6 Keys for Fighting Back
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: Target, Sony, Anthem - the biggest recent breaches have taught us that no one is safe from advanced or targeted malware attacks, and that traditional security solutions have become ineffective. In this webinar, discover the 6 key steps to fighting advanced malware and make sure your organization isn't the next big breach.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Premiered: Mar 31, 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Fighting Today's Advanced Attacks
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demystifies APTs and reveals a three phase strategy to defending your network against determined cybercriminals.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Advanced Attacks Require an Advanced Solution
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a simple three phase framework for detecting and blocking concealed threats and protecting data on your network and beyond.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 29 Apr 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Secure Code and the Role of Software Assurance
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why application security has not kept pace with changes in the threat landscape and why companies struggle to create secure code.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 15 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

How to Prevent Security Breaches in Your Retail Network
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the multi-vector nature common to most high-profile retail security breaches in this white paper and learn about the several common characteristics of recent breaches and how to protect your data against hackers.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

Dell, Inc.

Ransomware Security Threats: Defending Against CryptoLocker & CryptoWall
sponsored by Trend Micro
WEBCAST: This webcast can help you keep yourself safe from ransomware and mitigate it if you do come under attack.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Premiered: Jan 21, 2015

Trend Micro

Top 10 Firewall Shopping Checklist
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
RESOURCE: In this white paper, you will learn the 10 necessary functions of a next-gen firewall to mitigate evolving dynamic threats.  View this helpful buyer's guide now to learn more.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Mitigate Software Vulnerabilities with Virtual Patching
sponsored by Trend Micro
WEBCAST: This webcast discusses best practices for implementing virtual patching in a way that optimizes security without causing any system downtime.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Premiered: May 11, 2015

Trend Micro

Defending Against New Ransomware Threats
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover five ways to make sure you're prepared for a ransomware attack.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 11 May 2015

Trend Micro

Custom Defense Against Targeted Attacks
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover how you can build custom-designed security that can withstand even the most advanced targeted attack.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Trend Micro

SCB Builds a Defense Against Malware
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn the story of an architectural firm that dramatically decreased malware attacks while increasing productivity.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015


Sagicor Takes on Malware and Wins
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper tells the story of how one financial institution put a stop to their constant stream of malware attacks.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015


Hypertherm Cuts Malware Out of the Picture
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a manufacturing company dramatically cut down on the time and effort needed to mitigate malware infections.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015


Food for the Hungry Stops Malware in its Tracks
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn how a major non-profit eradicated malware in its network.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015

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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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